As the premier commercial brand of the world’s largest carpet manufacturer, Shaw Contract Group not only defines design through aesthetic elements, but also through superior performance, innovation and sustainability. Shaw Contract Group revolutionised environmental stewardship by investing millions of dollars (US) in infrastructure to design and manufacture environmentally responsible products, resulting in:
* The world’s first Cradle to Cradle certified flooring products. Read more ...
* PVC-free and Bitumen-free carpet tile, optimized for human health and safety.
* The industry’s largest carpet reclamation program, reclaiming over 270 million kg of carpet since 2006.
* The first sustainability report in the industry, published annually following GRI guidelines.
* A strong commitment to reduce waste 100% and design all products adhering to Cradle to Cradle protocols.
As a part of Shaw Industries, a Berkshire Hathaway company, Shaw Contract Group has access to the best talent, capital and resources in the industry. By leveraging this financial strength and expertise, the brand has received numerous design awards and was recognised among Contract magazine’s top ten “Brands that Inspire.” For more information, visit shawcontractgroup.com.
The inaugural Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards in Green Building, held in 2014, were sponsored by Shaw Contract Group, and were run in partnership with BCSD Singapore and the International Finance Corporation.
Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance
Te Mirumiru, a bilingual childcare center in New Zealand, was chosen as the winner from a field of 57 projects around the Asia Pacific region. Te Mirumiru was designed by project architect Phil Smith of Collingridge and Smith Architects.
The passive building features include north-facing glazing, a super-insulated earth roof, rainwater capture, and a solar hot water underfloor system. All spaces are naturally daylit and need no additional electrical lighting during the day. The result is a building that is 70 per cent more energy efficient than a similar code-compliant building.
The building achieved a 6 Green Star rating from the New Zealand Green Building Council – one of only three buildings in NZ to attain this, and the only Green Star-rated early childhood center in the whole of Australasia.
Business Leadership in Sustainability
Three winners were chosen from a field of 55 companies for their commitment to integrate sustainability into their business models.
City Developments Limited, Singapore
An early adopter of sustainability practices, CDL was the first company in Singapore to be listed on three leading global sustainability benchmarks. CDL was also named a ‘Regional Sector Leader’ for Asia in the most recent Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark. The first ever Green Mark Champion in 2008, CDL has amassed more than 70 BCA Green Mark developments.
ITC Limited – Hotels Division, India
India’s largest luxury hotel chain, ITC Limited - Hotels Division has made sustainability a central part of its business model. ITC was the first company in India – and among the first 10 in the world – to publish a sustainability report in compliance with the Global Reporting Initiative. All new hotels achieve LEED ratings and ITC’s Grand Chola in Chennai is the world's largest LEED Platinum rated hotel.
Keppel Land Limited, Singapore
Keppel Land targets a minimum of BCA Green Mark Gold Plus for all of its Singapore developments, and equivalent for all new projects overseas. To date, it has received 43 Green Mark certifications, and was named Green Mark Champion in 2014. The award judges applauded Keppel Land’s comprehensive reporting practice, which includes sustainability KPIs for staff.
Read more about the winners and check out all of the finalists in our 2014 awards booklet.